(New Nylon-String Guitar Day) Last year I bought a Martin 000C Nylon for a recording session, and it sounded great and recorded well, but then I didn't have much call for it so it spent a bunch of time in the closet. And when I pulled it out recently, it's 26+" scale didn't make my left hand happy. And then I injured my left hand at work, and while I can still play, I can't play that guitar, and it's too nice to just let it sit unplayed, so it's on consignment at a local guitar emporium. But I wanted to play nylon strings (about the only thing my hand can handle for any length of time these days), yet the big thick necks were a non-starter for me now, despite my classical guitar roots. So I tried one of these, the Godin ACS Nylon SA. The one I tried was a used unit at a local GC, and it had strings so old it didn't intonate above the 1st fret. But I figured I could at least discern whether I'd be able to play it and whether I'd like it, and I could, and I did. So I went on a hunt for a sub-$1000 one in good condition. Luckily, it didn't take long to find this on on Reverb, and I snatched it. It landed last night and after putting new strings on it, it's like it's brand new. Plastic still on all the plastic parts. The RMC piezo pickups (it's the synth version so there are 6 actual pickups, one for each string) are a little piezo-zingy for my taste, but not a show-stopper. And to be able to play loud nylon string guitar without worrying about feedback is a pretty cool thing. And maybe a Fishman Aura pedal or using the synth pickup and blending the piezo with a modeled guitar sound will make it more palatable, but heck, I've only had it a day, I'll mess with it a while and see what I can come up with. I've got a big brand new RainSong Nashville guitar I just got but can't play until my hand gets a little better (and it will get better, it's not that serious), so having a surrogate, albeit a vastly different surrogate, is making me quite happy.